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Man slumped over steering wheel in intersection faces 4th OWI charge

Deputies could smell alcohol in vehicle early Sunday morning, officials say

FOOTVILLE, Wis. - A Janesville man faces fourth-offense operating while intoxicated charges after deputies were dispatched to a vehicle where he was slumped over the wheel, according to a release.

Around 5:30 a.m. Sunday deputies went to the intersection of Edwards and Centre streets in the village of Footville for a report of a vehicle sitting in the intersection with a man slumped over the wheel, officials said.

Deputies found Joshua C. Hoover, 35, inside the vehicle, and could smell alcohol in the vehicle, according to the release. Deputies asked Hoover to complete standardized field sobriety tests, and he was taken into custody on OWI charges.

Hoover was also cited for operating with a revoked license and having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle. He is being held in the Rock County Jail until an initial court appearance on Monday.


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